Question NVMe for old i7-4770k pc

Mar 27, 2023
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Hi everyone!
I'm fixing an old pc and I have to choose which NVMe to take as the only disk. MB is an Asus Z97-p (bios 2907) and the CPU an i7-4770k, looking on Amazon I found these 1TB at interesting prices:

Crucial P3
Lexar NM710
Lexar NM610pro
Silicon Power P34A60
Silicon Power P34A80
WD SN570

Which do you think could be better? Or is there better staying in a similar price range?
Thanks a lot to everyone
 
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Can you get the WD SN 770? It might be similar in price and wouldn't make much difference on that board, but might when the user moves to a newer board.

Are you driven by benchmarks?

Of those you list, I'd probably go for the Crucial or WD SN 570, but that's just because of brand recognition.
 
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punkncat

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I have heard good things about the Crucial drive and have personally had great luck with WD Blue drives. I am not familiar at all with the others. I feel like I read something indicating that the Silicon Power are the same folks that do Microcenters in house brand drives, but I could be wrong.
 
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kanewolf

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Hi everyone!
I'm fixing an old pc and I have to choose which NVMe to take as the only disk. MB is an Asus Z97-p (bios 2907) and the CPU an i7-4770k, looking on Amazon I found these four 1TB at interesting prices:

Crucial P3
Lexar NM710
Lexar NM610pro
Silicon Power P34A60
Silicon Power P34A80
WD SN570

Which do you think could be better? Or is there better staying in a similar price range?
Thanks a lot to everyone
With that motherboard, don't bother with NVMe. Get a SATA SSD. Your performance will be the same. The noticeable change is going from HDD to SSD.
 

USAFRet

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I agree with the above, and suggest just going with a SATA III SSD.

Why?
NVMe support in the Z97 era was spotty.

  1. It may not be able to boot from an NVMe drive. Not all Z97 boards could.
  2. A lot of the M.2 ports in those boards were PCIe 2.0, or 3.0 x2. Leaving it no faster than a SATA drive.